Jennie Jim, second from left, wipes a tear as she sports a Bear Clan hat worn by her mother at a 1904 potlatch party among the Tlingit people of Alaska. Jim stands with Emma Demmert, brother Frank Jack and a recently returned Bear Clan Totem during a welcoming ceremony in Angoon, Alaska, Saturday, Nov. 1, 2003. The hat was repatriated by the Logan Museum of Anthropology at Beloit College, after decades in private and museum collections. The totem disappeared from the village in 1908 to reappear in Greeley, Colo., as a gift from the secretary of education for Alaska. The Tlingit village of Angoon was leveled by the U.S. Navy in 1882 after an alleged cultural misunderstanding.
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Repatriation, Tlingit Indians, Tlingit art